"Send out Your light and Your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling." Psalm 43:3

On My Bookshelf

"We read to know we are not alone."   ~ C.S. Lewis 

Currently Reading

A History of Knowledge: The Pivotal Events, People, and Achievements of World History
Charles Van Doren

The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm, with the Proslogion
Saint Anselm of Canterbury
translated and introduced by Benedicta Ward, SLG

The Book of Occasional Services

Anglican Spirituality
William J. Wolfe

Readings in Saint John's Gospel
William Temple

The Country of Marriage: Poems
Wendell Berry

Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction: Christianity and the Battle for the Soul of a Nation
Rodney Clapp

The Later Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Cyril of Jerusalem to St. Leo the Great
Henry Bettensen, ed.

The Lion Encyclopedia of World Religions
David Self

Need to Read 

(suggestions most welcome; just leave in the form of a comment at the bottom of this page)

English Spirituality
Martin Thornton

The Mind of the Oxford Movement
Owen Chadwick

Care of Souls in the Classic Tradition
Thomas C. Oden

Prayer Book Spirituality 
J. Robert Wright, ed.

Praying Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer
Leonel Mitchell

The Orthodox Church
Timothy Ware

Church in Crisis: The Gay Controversy and the Anglican Communion
Oliver O'Donovan

Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation
Jerry Walls

Pilgrim's Regress
C.S. Lewis

Surprised By Joy
C.S. Lewis

Hope Among the Fragments: The Broken Church and Its Engagement of Scripture
Ephraim Radner

After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
N. T. Wright

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
N. T. Wright

Always Reading

The Holy Bible 

The Book of Common Prayer, 1979

From the Fathers to the Churches: Daily Spiritual Reading, Mostly from the Divine Office
Brother Kenneth, CGA, ed.

Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community

The Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri

The Imitation of Christ
Thomas a Kempis

Have Read

Anglican Studies:

The English Religious Tradition and the Genius of Anglicanism
Geoffrey Rowell, ed.

The Anglican Vision
James E. Griffiss

Opening the Prayer Book
Jeffrey Lee

The Spirit of Anglicanism: Hooker, Maurice, and Temple
William J. Wolfe, ed.

What is Anglicanism?
Urban T. Holmes

Who Do You Say That I Am?
Donald Armstrong, ed.

Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
Robert E. Webber

Edward Bouverie Pusey's Theology of Conversion
John Clay Calhoun

How the Irish Saved Civilization
Thomas Cahill

Celtic Fire: The Passionate Religious Vision of Ancient Britain and Ireland
Robert Van De Weyer

Daily Readings from Prayers and Praises in the Celtic Tradition
Esther de Vaal, A. M. Allchin, eds.

Three Anglican Divines on Prayer: Jewel, Andrewes, and Hooker

John Booty

Church History:

The Early Church
Henry Chadwick

The Rise of Gentile Christianity
F. J. Foakes Jackson

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God
Robert Louis Wilken

The Reformation: Faith and Flames
Andrew Atherstone

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity
Mark A. Noll

A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food, and Fasting in the Middle Ages
Andrew Jotischky

The Church in History
John E. Booty

Biblical Studies:

Welcome to the Bible
Vicki Black

Invitation to Mark: A Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
Paul J. Achtemeier

Reflections on the Psalms
C.S. Lewis

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

C.S. Lewis on Scripture:His Thoughts on the Nature of Biblical Inspiration, the Role of Revelation, and the Question of Inerrancy
Michael J. Christensen

What Does the Old Testament Say About God?
Claus Westermann

Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John
Cynthia Briggs Kittredge

Christian Living, Spirituality and Devotion: 

The Country Parson, The Temple (Classics of Western Spirituality)
George Herbert (edited and introduced by John Wall, Jr.)

The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ
Rowan Williams

Ponder These Things: Praying with Icons of the Virgin
Rowan Williams

On Being a Priest Today
Rosalind Brown & Christopher Cocksworth

The Christian Priest Today
Micael Ramsey

Tokens of Trust
Rowan Williams

The Cloud of Unknowing

The Rule of Saint Benedict

Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community
Farnham, Gill, McLean, and Ward

The Practice of the Presence of God
Brother Lawrence

Blue Like Jazz: Non-religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Donald Miller

The Spiritual Life
Evelyn Underhill

Celebration of Discipline: the Path to Spiritual Growth
Richard J. Foster

Holy Baptism: A Guide for Parents and Godparents
John H. Westerhoff

Bringing Up Children in the Christian Faith
John H. Westerhoff

The Anglican Rosary
Lynn C. Bauman

The Screwtape Letters
C.S. Lewis

The Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyan

Daily Readings with Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard, Robert Van De Weyer, ed.

The Wisdom of Tenderness: What Happens When God's Fierce Mercy Transforms Our Lives
Brennan Manning

Meditations on the Cross
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Selected Poems
T.S. Eliot

Compass of Affection
Scott Cairns

The School of Charity
Evelyn Underhill

Praying with Icons
Linette Martin

Christmastide: Prayers for Advent through Epiphany from The Divine Hours
Phyllis Tickle

So You're Thinking About Going to Seminary
Derek Cooper


On the Incarnation
Saint Athanasius

Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement
Gustaf Aulen

Questions of Truth: Fifty-One Responses to Questions About God, Science, and Belief
John Polkinghorne

Great Religions of Modern Man: Catholicism
George Brantl

Who Was Jesus?
N.T. Wright

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright

Who Do You Say That I Am?
Donald Armstrong, ed.

The Early Christian Fathers: Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius
Henry Bettensen, ed.

G.K. Chesterton

The Present Age
Soren Kierkegaard

Joseph F. Girzone

The Great Divorce
C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity
C.S. Lewis

Creeds in the Making: A Short Introduction to the History of Christian Doctrine
Alan Richardson

The Church Today:

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.- Christians Debate
Justin Lee

A Generous Orthodoxy
Brian D. McLaren

When Christians Get It Wrong
Adam Hamilton

Why Christianity Must Change or Die
John Shelby Spong

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity
Philip Jenkins

Unnatural Affections: The Impuritan Ethic of Homosexuality and the Modern Church
George Grant & Mark Horne

Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Homosexuality and Christian Faithfulness
Wesley Hill

This Far by Grace: A Bishop's Journey Through Questions About Homosexuality
J. Neil Alexander


  1. Might I recommend Fr. John Meyendorff's slim volume on Byzantine Theology, along with the Jaroslav Pelikan's five-volume The Christian Tradition?

    1. Hey, my first book recommendations on here! Thanks so much. I certainly hope to get to Pelikan sooner or later. I haven't heard of Meyendorff, but given the size of my ever growing 'to-read' list, I like the sound of 'slim volume' (even as I am a bit skeptical hearing that term in conjunction with 'Byzantine theology').